Weird Giraffe Games has had a lot going in the last few months since we last had a status blog in February!
Let’s start with Stellar Leap progress! There’s been so much of it! We’ve been playtesting so much and the game is looking really solid. We’ve added the following to the game:
- Push Your Luck Asteroid Mining
- Exciting Events
- Community Dice Powers
The game has also been updated to be super thematic! Quests have been replaced by Missions, a player’s High Command can do two of several actions, there’s Labor, Mining, and Intelligence divisions at your disposal. These changes have made the game more immersive and easier to play.
Stellar Leap is coming along so well that we’re playtesting possible expansions! The expansion ideas include:
- Black Holes
- Giant Planets
- Solar System Completion Bonuses
- 5th Player Support
- Extra Dice Abilities, Planets, Asteroids
We’re really excited to try all of the expansion ideas out to find the best ones and if you’d like to help out, please either contact us or fill out our playtesting form. We’re also getting to the point of rules playtesting, so you don’t have to be local to help out! We really appreciate your help and can’t make this game without you!
The Kickstarter is currently planned for September, 2017 and because of that, we’re gathering together prototypes to send to reviewers. Below are some of the components for the prototypes:
Stellar Leap also has had stellar progress in the art department!
Tyler Harris has been working hard to make Stellar Leap a game that is easy to understand and lovely to look at. You can find out more about him at his website.
After Stellar Leap, we’re planning on working on Observance! Observance is a game of astronomy and star gazing! You’re a junior astronomer and your goal is to observe the stars, identify what they are, and publish your data. The more constellations you identify, the better you get at different aspects of being an astronomer. The night sky is vast, but you’ll learn to do your best with the time you have.
We’re super excited to start getting prototyping, so much so that we’ve already gotten our stars in!
We’re going to be at Origins this June and GenCon this August! If you’re also going, we’d love to meet up!
We’ve recently had a website revamp! There’s more of a focus on our games and we’ve love to hear what you think of it! Check out the website here: http://weirdgiraffegames.com/
Sugar Belle Board Game Night
We’re hosting Board Game Night at Sugar Belle every other Tuesday! June, 6th is the next time we’ll be there, so feel free to bring your games, grab a cupcake, and have fun! We bring a giant box of games every time and we can teach you a new game or do some playtesting! We have a facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910007512614503/.
Last. but certainly not least, we’ve taken to running a few contests! We ran one in April and one for the Battle for Bitneria Kickstarter campaign, plus we’re current running a contest with Pround Games! It only lasts until the end of May, so be sure to enter soon: https://wn.nr/X8Q2XE.
Starting on the 1st, we’re having a June Giveaway, so save this link: https://wn.nr/fyUzc4
If you’d like to run a contest with us or want to give us ideas on what the next contest reward should be, please contact us!
As always, feel free to reach out to us via email, twitter, or facebook! We love talking about our games and board games in general!